I finished a white version of my polymer clay orchid lariat necklace originally made for the Fire Mountain Gems contest in 2008. This is something I wanted to do for a long time, and I am very pleased with the result.
This particular necklace is sold, but I can make a new one like this for anybody interested. Find all the details at my Etsy shop.
Here is the sketch for the necklace I am working on right now.
This is the focal part. It will be 5.5" at the widest point, made of polymer clay and resin. There will be lots of wire details, both on the surface and outside of the wings. I have not decided about the rest of the necklace yet. It has to be bold to match the size of the focal part, yet kind of discrete, because the butterfly has to be the center of attention. I think, I will have to make the butterfly first, and then figure out about the rest of the necklace.
Yes, this pendant really is this vibrant in color. It is also smooth like glass, which is really difficult to capture in a photo.
This new pendant combines polymer clay, wire, metal leaf, inks, and resin – all framed in sterling silver. I am planning a big necklace I want to make for a competition, and the pendant is a result of my trial of the technique I want to use on that necklace. I will show my work in progress on the necklace during the next week.
Polymer clay pendant, with image created using my hand-made stamp. The lines of the image were back-filled with contrasting polymer clay. The pendant is framed in oxidized sterling silver frame and covered with clear resin to add depth and shine.
This is a variation of a few of my earlier techniques.